Robert Steven Kramarz

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“Trust but Verify” – 10 Ways to Earn Financial Credibility With Lenders

The clock is ticking. Your window of opportunity to dominate your niche, and raise capital, is closing all the time.   Let me help you beat the funding clock. I’ve been a VIP speaker for Credibility Nation this week, speaking on “financial credibility” so I thought I’d pass on to you some of the secrets that I’ve been …

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Raising Capital for Women Led Companies

Raising Capital for Women Led Companies – Some Insights From Women

We recently hosted a web meeting with a group of women CEOs and investors. The goals of the meeting were twofold: First, to determine if these women leaders experienced bias in fundraising. The second goal was to develop strategies to deal with stated bias. Here are 8 take-home lessons and observations. A bonus lesson is …

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Women Raising Capital – Is There Bias?

Many women CEOs raising capital believe that bias against women exists. We know that 90% of VCs are male. Our calculations show that 80% of angel investors are men.  So bias, whether deliberate or unconscious, could be expected. (Controversial) Question: Is there an actual bias against women entrepreneurs seeking investment? Continue reading to see why I …

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Vision Mastery in Action - Jericho

Vision Mastery in Action – The Jericho Center – 3 Surprising Lessons

This post covers a little-used yet very effective method of increasing funding for small yet high-impact ventures.  The secret is combining funding from both non-profit donors and for-profit investors.  This of course applies only to impact-driven ventures and only at early stages. The mystery is, exactly how do you do this while remaining both legal …

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Three Pitching Myths That Kill Investor Interest

With investors, the Rule of Three can make or break your funding. Passion. Product. Team. But there is a fourth element to that equation. Entrepreneurs tend to think pitching should embody one or even all three of those elements. But they would be wrong as they don’t understand myths that kill investor interest. There are …

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How Keep Investors Happy When Pivoting

How to Keep Investors Happy When Pivoting – A Four-Point Guide

#1 How to align with investors when pivoting Building a profitable venture is hard for many entrepreneurs, even with a top-notch product or service. From raising funds and putting together a winning team to converting that first prospect into revenue, turning any idea into a business is a scary deal. So, when that first idea …

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